Esio Trot by Roald Dahl Character Traits Mr. Hoppy Shy •Does not talk •Only talks to Mrs. Silver at the very end WISE •Buys tortoises (because he wanted Mrs. Silver to love him ) Character Mrs. Silver •Widow •Lives by herself •Middle Aged •Almost old •Pretty Setting The story takes place in a small flat high up in a concrete building where Mr. Hoppy lives with plants. Mrs. Silver lives in the flat under Mr.Hoppy with a tortoise. Theme • Esio Trot by Roald Dahl has several different themes. Friendship and love are probably the most notable of the themes. Mr. Hoppy is willing to do anything to win the love of Mrs. Silver. He seems to be an honest man but is willing to do dishonest things in order to gain her affection. Genre • The genre of the story Esio Trot is Fiction. It is really close to being realistic fiction except for a few instances in the story such as: Mr. Hoppy buying 140 tortoises and keeping them in his living room. It is possible to buy 140 tortoises and it is also possible to keep 140 tortoises in your living room however, it is unlikely that someone would do it. Extra, Extra Plot The problem is that Alfie was not growing. Mr. Hoppy replaces Alfie with other tortoises so that it looks like Alfie is getting bigger. Does Mrs. Silver notice?